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Trip Report Our trip to Paris,amalfi and Rome,sept 11 to oct 3.

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This report will be related to our trip to Paris, the Amalfi Coast(A.C.) and Rome, where we(DW and me, José) spent a week in each of those places.English is not my first language, and I will try to be short and ask for your indulgence for any mistake.

This is our fifth visit to Paris(last in 1995);second to Rome and Capri(1981) and first to the AC.We planned a trip to enjoy the places, without any “must do”; in order to visit what we like and with the hope of not feeling hurried at allv (we are near 60).Let me tell you that everything went ok, and this was a wonderful trip.

1)Traveling and Hotels.
--Montevideo-Madrid-Paris via Iberia ;uneventful and with a good and quick connection at T4 in Madrid.Luggage sent directly MVD to Paris, arrived without problems at Orly West.
--Orly West to hotel: Orlyval, RER B to Saint Michel and Taxi; full cost some 26 euros;easy but no so cheap in the end.
--Hotel: Hotel Des Arenes (rue Monge); at the Arenes de Lutece.Small room(you can bet on a small room in Paris),really small bathroom.Breakfast just ok, coffe or tea or chocolate, pastries, toasts, spread cheese, confiture, and yoghurt(one per person please!!!);orange juice from a machine.Metro is near(Cardenal Lemoine station).
The best: A Carrefour at less than 100 metres!!!!! Like finding gold!!!; good products and excellent prices! Italian prosciutto and cullatello; nectarines out of this world, water at 0.90 and coke at 0.65…cookies at 0.90 to 1.40 per box(tuilles aux amandes, apricot filled cookies).
--Hotel to Orly Sud: for only 40 euros, we choose a shared Van, excellent and without any transfer, door to door hotel to airport,the transfer was a little tour in Paris.
--Paris to Napoli via Easy Jet: Flight starts wit more than one hour of delay, uneventful flight, arriving at 3.20 pm.
--Curriere bus to Sorrento, leaving at 4.30 pm arriving 6.10 pm.
--Sita bus Sorrento to Amalfi leaves at 6.30 pm and arrives at 8 pm (pouring rain in Amalfi).This way of transfer from Napoli to Amalfi,is good and really cheap,because of our time table we cannot repeat when going Amalfi to Napoli.
--Hotel in Amalfi:Sharon House; really more a B&B than a hotel.Really good; modern and ample rooms, excellent bathroom; really good breakfast (meats, some fruits; 2 or 3 different cakes(caprese cake, my favorite), pastries, toasts, marmalades, honey, bread, cheese, cappuccinos made to order!!;by far, best value for the money!!!
Of course, not views, the hotel is in the city, not in the lungomare; but it is 100 mts from the Amalfi Cathedral, and the Sant Andrea Fountain; 200 meters from the lungomare,the Sita terminal and anything that is important in Amalfi.
--Amalfi- Napoli-Rome: because of the time of our train Napoli-Rome; we had to take a car from Amalfi to Napoli; wich takes the highest route possible(via Pogerola, Agerola); realy unforgettable trip,100 euros.
--Train Napoli-Rome: normal,some 2 hours.
--Flight Rome-Madrid-Montevideo:once again uneventful,T4 works fine and we see Demons and Angels!!!!!(more Rome!!!).
Next:Paris.Please,as this is a word file,some symbols may appear; please,read Paris,Sharon(forget the little faces!!!)

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